Read about the Italian national SmartEnCity Network, its activities and how it is proceeding despite the pandemic situation.
The new article of EU platform CORDIS reports on the first ever mural art exhibition of Lighthouse City Tartu. Each wall painting is the crowning glory of the SmartEnCity renovation activities. The colourful murals are attracting citizens and vistors equally and making Tartu famous far beyond its borders.
Read the new edition of our SmartEnCity Network Bulletin which provides latest activities of our Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz as well as news from the SmartEnCity Network Community.
The house façade of Eulogio Serdán Street appears in a new look because the wall painting has finally been completed. It took a long time, but it was worth it. With the involvement of neighbours, artists, technicians and students, the idea was put into practice.
Tartu's latest mural is the result of the joint efforts of a father and his son. Mid-July, the 13th wall painting of SmartEnCity project was completed. It is titled “Blowers” and is located on the end wall of the Tiigi Street 3 apartment building, next to the University of Tartu Library. The author and painter of the mural is Markus Kasemaa, a local artist.
This new SmartEnCity scientific publication by Merit Tartar (Institute of Baltic Studies), Tarmo Kalvet and Marek Tiits (both Institute of Baltic Studies and Tallinn University of Technology) is dealing with smart energy transition at municipal level, which is increasingly gaining importance but challenges are remaining regarding the tools, involvement of stakeholders and on the development of policies.
On July 20, the first ever local SmartEnCity outdoor art exhibition, explaining and hightlighting Tartu's wall paintings, was opened in Tartu, on the iconic arch bridge that crosses the river Emajõgi. The exhibition is called “Smartovka murals” and the descriptions of the murals are coming in both, in Estonian and English language.
The final prototype of the vehicle, which was presented last week on Tuesday, 14 July at an official ceremony with the city´s mayor and representatives from the provincial and regional governments, will be tested without passengers during the coming months on the route of Line 2 of TUVISA (the city´s public bus company), where it will enter into service in mid 2021. Apart from the first convoy, the two pantographs that will allow to re-charge batteries at the two Line extremes were also installed.
During the last weeks, SmartEnCity’s Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz took part in several workshops from different European projects with the aim of sharing its experience and helping these projects to achieve their objectives by learning from SmartEnCity.
Another major milestone reached in Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz: July 2020 has been the kick off month for the District Heating Network construction works. With this actuation, citizens and district neighbours can finally see, how the ambitious plans for the new infrastructure become real.